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Old 06-04-2009, 08:33 PM   #1
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Add salt?

Ok so we just started our FOWLR biocube 29. we bought saltwater and regular ri/do water. when we were adding the saltwater, we accidentally grabbed the regular water and added about 2 gallons. Based on the refractometer reading (we calibrated with ri/do water) it's at 1.019. How do we add salt to the already filled aquarium?
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If you mixed it yourself, add salt mix. If you purchased already made SW, you may need to pick some up to do a small add. You'll need more even if you wait for evaporation and top off with salt water versus RO. Do you have SW available? Is this tank stocked already?
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It only has LR right now. We just started it a couple of days ago. We bought some salt mix but don't know what is the best way to increase the salinity.
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I would mix your salt a little heavy this time. Say if you have a salinity of 1.019... try mixing at 1.030 and doing a small water change... see where that gets you. It all depends on what salinity you are trying to get. Since fowler I would say 1.023-1.024. Just mix the salt a little high and you will be fine. Dont rush as you only have LR in the tank. Just make sure everything is labeled next time. Its okay.
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I would just top off with SW till it`s where it needs to be.
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